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PCTECH4747
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:46 am    Post subject: Magicjack App news on supporting Android

Hey, so i looked around and saw that the Iphone and Ipod and Ipad are supported, only the newer ones. In order for me to really need the app, i would have to get the Verizon version. They want an arm and a leg for that stupid iphone.

Why the hell does magicjack only make the app for apple when more users use android?

I asked magicjack and they dont know anything on release date.
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scotty200
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:08 pm    Post subject:

I don't believe they well ever come up with a android app as they don't even support Linux for mj or the plus. Also don't ever ask them for a release date they are not reliable even if they were to give u a date for something lol

hey Dan prove me wrong do something right !

have a good one
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nitenshinarmor
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:58 pm    Post subject:

I'm glad to see ppl posting comments about this. Hopefully, this topic will grow enough for magicjack ppl to see. I personally am sick of looking for the app to come out on the android market. I'm with you.....why make apps for iphone first and then the android market. Doesn't make sense. Apparently, Apple has had a better marketing tool. Just my 10 cents.
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RShea
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:21 pm    Post subject:

I am not sure that the issue is the fact that MagicJack does not support running the device on Linux. The Apple IOS is basically based on a flavor of the Mac OS X which is very Linux like- came from FreeBSD.

And the other thing is there actually are more Android phones out there now (since many more carriers support the Smart Phone OS over Apple which was exclusive to AT&T for a number of years). But Apple still seems to lead in Apps (ie the first platform that companies write for).

Hopefully if enough Droid phone users ask, then there will be someone that creates an Android version app.
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bugnout
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:12 pm    Post subject:

I'd definitely use it if they had an android version.

Not a fan of the iphone
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toyfountain
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:55 pm    Post subject:

I remember when Netflix came out with apps for smart phones they did the iphone first and well after an app for Android. One of the reasons given for the delay was different builds of Android for different phones. Each model has to be adapted to several builds. I can say on my phone the Netflix appl does not work correctly while the same appl works well on other models. I imagine the problems are similar for an appl of MJ on Android phones.
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Darkbob
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:14 pm    Post subject:

An Android app would be nice. I've used the Magic Jack iPad app. Kinda cool.

But hey... NetTalk has an Android app AND they have some area codes MJ doesn't. Watch out MJ... those guys are hungry.

--DB
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nitenshinarmor
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:28 pm    Post subject:

See below a conversation I had with Magic Jack rep. I'm about to give up on ever seeing an android app.




Please wait for a site operator to respond.

You are now chatting with 'Venus'

Your Issue ID for this chat is LTXX540XXXXXXXXX

Venus: Hello, how may I help you?

Bob: Yes, your web page states it will have the magic jack app for the android o.s. soon. It has been quite sometime since that post and still no app. Do you know when the app will be available?

Venus: We do not have the ETA yet for that feature Bob however, you will be informed if we have updates Bob. Our engineers are working on lots of features including that.

Bob: Ok..I am not sure now the definition of soon. Not to sound smart by no means. I have been hearing this since last year. Is it a fact or a statement to keep customers hanging on or in hopes we'll just give up on the app?

Venus: Well, that is a fact Bob. We are really working on it but we could not provide you the exact time frame.

Bob: Is there a phone number I can talk directly to engineering of this project?

Venus: Please wait while I'll ask my direct heads.

Bob: ty

Venus: You are welcome.

Venus: The management just confirmed that we do not have the exact time will it be released to the market Bob.

Venus: They also could not give an exact timeframe.

Bob: OK...ty...I am going to let my buddies know on the forums. Ty and have a great week

Venus: You are welcome, Bob.

Venus: Have a blessed day ahead Bob
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black_icon
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:12 pm    Post subject:

We really don't know if their ENGINEERS are really working on that feature but let's hope for the best
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SteveHC
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:36 pm    Post subject:

The MJ Android app should be available for download to compatible Android devices within the month.
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bitstopjoe
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:17 am    Post subject:

SteveHC wrote:
The MJ Android app should be available for download to compatible Android devices within the month.


Is that MJ time? Or the rest of the world real time???
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black_icon
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:52 pm    Post subject:

I don't think there's a given ETA with MJ as to when it will work on Android.
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SteveHC
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:07 pm    Post subject:

black_icon wrote:
I don't think there's a given ETA with MJ as to when it will work on Android.


- FWIW, MagicJack has just publicly stated that they plan on making their Android app available for consumer download by the end of this month.
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greenman
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:18 pm    Post subject:

The reviews from Itunes users are less than stellar, but it's free - or at least the app is free, so there's not much to complain about. Is there a catch somewhere?
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/free-calls-with-magicjack/id463926997?mt=8

I'm curious from the people on this forum who are using the Itunes app who well it's working for them.
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SteveHC
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:19 am    Post subject:

The MagicJack iOS app is SPECTACULAR - particularly when used via a Wi-Fi connection but FORGET about using it via a cellular 3G data connection (the latter is not even recommended by MJ) - 3G is just too slow and inconsistent for useful VOIP (the app is said to work with the faster 4G data service - where such service is reliably available). I use the app on a 3rd generation iPod Touch (via Wi-Fi) and it's UNBELIEVABLE - works at least as well as my router-and-phone-connected MJ+ if not better.

Note that a) both the iOS device's AND the *app's* "Notifications" settings must be turned ON for the device to ring and display a caller's telephone number; b) if when in use you hear an "echo" and/or feedback out of the device's speaker, you must turn down the device's volume a bit; and c) if you have callers' names and numbers stored in the device's and/or the app's contact lists and want those caller's NAMES to be displayed when they call you, the device must NOT have its "screen lock" on AND the MJ app MUST be actively running - otherwise only callers' numbers will be displayed.
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greenman
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:26 am    Post subject:

SteveHC wrote:
The MagicJack iOS app is SPECTACULAR - particularly when used via a Wi-Fi connection ...
Then I look forward to the fabled Android app when it arrives. I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 (YP-G70). Thanks for heads up and the review.
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mh1983
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:49 am    Post subject:

So, the Android app didn't arrive "within the month," at least not that I can see. Anyone have any updates on its status?
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morthan
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:08 pm    Post subject:

I asked the Operator about this matter and I got the same answer. Their Engineers are currently working on this... which I got the same answer last month!


Hope I can still hold on...
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black_icon
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:36 pm    Post subject:

Ditto!
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SteveHC
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:31 am    Post subject:

FWIW, the company is *now* saying that its Android app should be ready within about a week.
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bitstopjoe
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:28 am    Post subject:

SteveHC wrote:
FWIW, the company is *now* saying that its Android app should be ready within about a week.



"Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me"....
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mh1983
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:05 pm    Post subject:

Still nothing, I gather. Smile
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conniemadagain
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:33 am    Post subject:

nettalk has one ... Twisted Evil
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mh1983
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:32 am    Post subject:

The app is now available on the Android app store!!

http://www.phoneservicesupport.com/magicjack-app-available-now-at-the-appstore-t11204-30.html
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conniemadagain
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:03 pm    Post subject:

I just used the app on my droid and it called google, nettalk and mj+ numbers no problem ...

I DID NOT say yes that I had an account and it worked anyway !!!
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greenman
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:54 pm    Post subject:

conniemadagain wrote:
I just used the app on my droid and it called google, nettalk and mj+ numbers no problem ...

I DID NOT say yes that I had an account and it worked anyway !!!

Just checking... Can others call you back?
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